41 Really Cute Bird Feeder Ideas
The birds will flock to any of these cute bird feeders.
Lego Bird Feeder Idea
Lego blocks are infinitely versatile so you can build a bird feeder in any shape you choose. Leave the middle of the structure open for the birdseed and include openings with a perch on each side. Put some kids cooped up in the cold to work on one of these or have them each make their own homemade bird feeder ideas and see which one attracts the most birds. Check out awesome Lego creations like this Lego keychain and Lego tables.
Craft Stick Bird Feeding Station Idea
A winter bird feeder can be easily made from inexpensive craft sticks. The beauty of crafts sticks is that they’re easy to glue together and can be used to build a bird feeder of any size. You can build openings for access to the seed into your design or you can cut them out when you finish building. Check out this brilliant use for craft sticks in the workshop.
Soup Ladle Bird Feeder
This unique backyard bird feeder idea is another one that you create using materials you may already have around the house. Attach a soup ladle to a board or other sturdy backing material. Fill the ladle with bird seed and hang the feeder on the side of the house, porch or deck. Repurposing household items is a great way to cut back on waste.
Cake Pan Bird Feeder
Repurpose a Bundt or angel food cake pan as a bird feeding station. Ideas for hanging: Wrap twine around a tennis ball or block of wood, place it under the pan and bring the two ends of twine up through the center hole. Then you can fill the pan with birdseed or suet. Simple and inexpensive!
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Ideas
Make a pine cone bird feeder. Just roll the pine cone in peanut butter and then roll in bird seed. Hang it from a branch outside your kitchen window and watch the birds enjoy a lovely meal! This all-natural bird feeder idea is a great DIY winter bird feeder.
When you lack outdoor space for feeders, then it’s time to look for creative solutions … and this one is genius! Choose a window, attach the copper-curled feeder, and wait for the hummingbirds to appear. Turn your window into a greenhouse to add more natural charm. And be sure to keep your windows clean for optimal bird viewing.
Feed 22 At Once
Did you know a group of hummingbirds is called a charm? Seems fitting! This feeder is a magnet for your yard’s charm. In addition to this large-scale bird feeder idea, you can attract hummingbirds with these clever methods. Consider adding a bird house feeder to your yard to keep them dry as they feed.
Bouquet of Blossoms Bird Feeder Ideas
Stake these beautiful glass buds into the ground among hummingbirds’ favorite plants, and watch the beauties flock to it!
Provide a comforting shelter for your feather friends with this tin-roof hummingbird feeder. This bird house feeder gives them a dry place to rest during their meal. You have to see this—the teeny, cute home of a hummingbird.
The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, so if you’re drawn to a tropical vibe, then invite the hummingbirds to your yard with this feeder. It’s easy to clean, attracts hummingbirds and is quite fun to look at. Add some outdoor lighting to enhance your backyard aesthetic.
Ferris Wheel Bird Feeder Idea
Give your hummingbirds a carnival experience with this fanciful bird feeder idea. When they fly to sip some nectar, it’ll be like they’re hopping onto a Ferris wheel seat. Whee! Turn your entire backyard into an entertaining space, starting with this backyard bird feeder idea fit for an amusement park. Or opt for something more serene with a backyard waterfall.
Cozy Cabin Bird Feeder
DIY Bird Feeder Wreath
If you’ve ever been torn between the desire to tidy up the dead seed heads of spent summer blooms and leaving a good food source for birds, then this project is perfect. It will give you and the birds the best of both worlds! Just collect your spent blooms and turn them into an attractive DIY bird feeder.
Gazebo Bird House Feeder Ideas
Cantina Bird Feeder
Try something a little more creative like this cantina bird feeder for a more playful look in your backyard. You can swap out the bottle of booze for something more to your liking. Check out the cool little barstools for your feathered friends. Build your own outdoor bar to have happy hours with the birds.
UFO Bird Feeder Idea
Get a little extraterrestrial with this UFO-inspired bird feeder. It’s an out-of-this-world idea but so were these homes that look like an extraterrestrial lives there.
Swing Top Bottle Bird Feeder
Swing top bottles are pretty cool looking and make a great sound when you open a bottle. They really look good in the backyard when paired with a serving dish like this. Hand this bird feeding station idea from a hook or tree, and let the colored glass shine. If you ever find yourself without a bottle opener nearby, try one of these 10 ways to open a beer bottle without a bottle opener. Plus, check out this beautiful beer caddy built with reclaimed barn wood.
Cowboy Hat Bird Feeder
Say howdy to the birds and give them some shade with this cowboy themed bird feeder idea. If you ever find a bird egg, here’s what you should do with it.
Ceramic Shoe Bird Feeder
Add a little more art to your yard with bird feeder ideas like this ceramic shoe. You can get some funny images like this bird stuffing its face inside the shoe. What’s also fun is watching YouTube clips of people who think they have come up with the best way to stop squirrels from eating birdseed.
Eating Out of a Cup
You just saw a shoe can provide funny pictures, but so can a cup, like with this bluebird, which dove in to feast on some mealworms. Add this bluebird box to help rebuild the declining bluebird population.
Tea Cup Bird Feeder
Here’s a little more polite way to serve a bird — a tea cup on a saucer. The saucer gives birds a perfect place to stand and peck away at the seed spilling out of the tea cup. Display your remaining cups and mugs indoors.
Wicker Basket Bird Feeder Idea
This wicker basket got dressed up with a little plaid, fake berries and some leaf cutouts. It turned out to be a festive bird feeder idea and drew birds like a cardinal, goldfinch and a house finch. Here are 21 simple ways to attract winter birds.
Buy a diorama craft pumpkin, cut drainage holes in the bottom, add autumn embellishments, hang with twine, add seed, and feed! If you’re thinking about decorating pumpkins, you’ll be inspired after seeing these beautiful pumpkin decorations.
Lighthouse Lunch Spot
Become a beacon for beaks with this lighthouse bird feeder idea. It’s a great looking addition to any backyard.
Recycled Wagon Wheel
A wagon wheel provides a great way to hang a lot of different bird feeders like this one does. Plus the patina of the wagon wheel adds some antique charm to a unique piece. Wagon wheels might be tough to come by these days but you can do great things with tires, too!
What bird wouldn’t want to unwind on their own boat? Just make sure it doesn’t sink in a bird bath. If you have a bird bath, clean it properly, because a dirty bird bath could lead to unwelcome guests.
Tin Couple Feeders
The Tin Man didn’t have a heart in The Wizard of Oz but this tin couple has plenty of love for birds. Check out how the pie tins work as a beautiful bird feeding station idea. Check out another tin you can use in the kitchen you haven’t thought about.
Recycled Bottle Feeder
This oriole loves feeding on an orange inside an old plastic bottle. It’s a great way to reuse a plastic bottle so it won’t wind up part of the Great Pacific Garbage Island.
Hummingbird Bottle Feeder
Here’s another take on the old glass bottle bird feeder idea, but this time it’s for hummingbirds. You can attract hummingbirds to your yard by adding these 30 plants.
Jelly Bird Feeders
This cute little jelly feeder setup attracted some orioles, which can be a real treat to see. If you’re having trouble getting birds to visit your yard, try these 13 foolproof ideas.
Family Tea Time
A family of woodpeckers gathered at this tea cup bird feeder for some tea time of their own. If woodpeckers aren’t your favorite birds to have around, here’s how you can deter woodpeckers.
Hummingbirds Hanging Out
Hummingbird feeders don’t have to be traditional looking, try this one, for example, where they can feed from a crafty bird feeder.
Classy Chandelier Feeder
If you want to give your birds a fine dining experience, class it up with a chandelier backyard bird feeder like this one. For some more unique craft projects, check out these antler crafts.
Slinky Peanut Feeder
This feeder looks a little like a Slinky and it works pretty well as a bird feeder when you use peanuts. This blue jay seems to have now problem chomping down. The Slinky was once a huge toy fad. Do you remember these toy fads as well?
Ferris Wheel Jelly Feeder
This wheel doesn’t spin but it might be fun to imagine what it’d look like when two birds met to feed on some jelly. These orioles remained civil for the most part though they liked to argue whose turn it was after a while.
Circus Cage Bird Feeder
An old bird cage looks kind of cool out in the yard when it’s repurposed as a bird feeder. It kind of looks like an old circus cage. Check out the ramekin and the saucer to hold the seed for a Goldfinch ready to feast at this cute bird feeder idea.